Category: Images

Your weekend walks

After a relatively dry weekend, we asked for details of your weekend walks with a particular emphasis on what the various walking clubs were up to. Well done to West Tyrone Ramblers who celebrated their 25th anniversary by hiking to the summit of Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains. You can find out more about the group at www.westtyroneramblers.org.uk Meanwhile, Paul Brown was with the Galway Walking Club as they climbed Letterbreckaun in Connemara on a beautiful calm day. The club's Read more [...]

Croaghaun in Pictures

We ran a piece previously about magnificent Croaghaun on Achill Island. The mountain is perched on the western edge of Ireland with the summit practically hanging over the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the near ever-present clouds at the summit, it's a tough mountain to climb. However, if you get the conditions, it is an amazing and unforgettable experience. We'd love to hear from anyone who has climbed Croaghaun. In the meantime, here's a few photos from our climb to give you a small feel for the Read more [...]

Name that mountain #3

After Boughil and Tonelagee, we are back with another mystery mountain for you to identity. We asked if you could identify the mountain featured in the picture. Well done to all who got the correct answer. The answer is Eagle Mountain in the Mourne Mountains. Eagle is one of the lesser-travelled Western Mournes and is well worth a visit in it's own right. The mountain stands at 638 metres and can be visited by following Batts wall from Deers Meadow onto Pigeon Rock, Slievemoughanmore and then Read more [...]

Name that mountain #2

After yesterday's teaser featuring Boughil in County Kerry, we've another teaser for you. Can you name the mountain featured in this picture? Have you climbed the mountain? If so, we'd love to hear any stories you have and please feel free to share any photos with us. We will reveal the answer tomorrow. Well done to Out and About Hiking who were the first to correctly identify the mountain as Tonelagee. Well done Phil Wells and Barry Condon who also correctly identified Tonelagee, Read more [...]

Name that mountain #1

In the first of our new series, we ask if you can 'Name That Mountain'. Can you name the mountain below? We will reveal it's identity later today. If you've climbed this mountain, we'd love to hear how you got on. Please feel free to share any photos you have of the mountain. And the correct answer is Boughil. Boughil is a mountain raising to 631 metres just a short drive from Moll's Gap in County Kerry. From Moll's Gap, the mountain forms an impressive bulk and dominates the picturesque Read more [...]

Your #summitpics for July/August

Check out the #summitpics shared by our readers. If you have a pic of yourself at the summit of a mountain, send it to info@walkingandhikingireland.com…

Snow Capped Caherconree

We've had a number of stunning images submitted over the last couple of months and we'll feature some of them over the coming weeks. One image that really stood out was this amazing shot of Caherconree in County Kerry which was taken by Valerie O'Sullivan. Caherconree is an ancient Celebratory Fort standing at 835 metres. In Irish mythology this is the fort of Cú Roí mac Dáire, who was able to make it spin around at night to stop any attackers from finding the entrance. Thanks to Valerie Read more [...]

Snow on The Comeraghs

We've seen lots of photos of the recent snow around the country. A few in particular have stood out and this shot from John Foley is one of them. John captured this magnificent scene from above the Boola Lakes in the Comeraghs. The shot showsRathgormack in the foreground and snow capped Sliabh na Mban in the distance. You can see more of John's brilliant photos at www.johnfoleyimages.com/mountains Read more [...]